Beds – the ABC of buying

There’s a lot of advice online about choosing and buying beds. We’ve prepared this very simple guide.

Age matters – if your bed is 10 years old or more, it’s time for a new one

Backs are better if they are supported by new mattresses

Cover your mattress with an anti-allergy blanket to reduce dust mites

Divan beds are the most popular choice with buyers

Expensive beds aren’t necessarily the right ones for you

First check advice on buying new beds

Guest beds are fantastic when it comes to saving space

How high are your ceilings? Check this before you buy a four-poster

Invest in the best mattress you can afford

Jumping on the bed is banned if you want it to last as long as possible

Kid’s beds come in all shapes and sizes and to suit all budgets

Look at how sturdy the bed is when it’s assembled in the showroom

Measure your room before you go shopping to avoid nasty surprises on delivery

Never give your bed to someone else or use a second hand bed

Overhead storage can be built into wall beds

Planning is essential if your bed is going to fit into your room properly

Queen size beds are only sold in the USA – in the UK its double, king or superking

Reduce aches and pains by investing in a new mattress or even an adjustable bed

Sleep is enhanced when you have a proper, consistent night-time routine

Try the beds and mattresses out before you buy anything

Use the internet to research the beds that are available on the market

Visualise what you want from your new bed before you go shopping

Wood, wrought iron and leather are popular materials for bedsteads and bed bases

Xtreme beds can be made to order by specialist manufacturers

You need to be absolutely happy with the base and the mattress before you buy

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz is what should happen when you’ve bought the right bed!

Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.